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Did you know that the Pentagon has more musicians in its military bands than the State Department has diplomats? The State Department’s lack of capacity has translated into the Department of Defense filling in the cracks.  The result?  U.S. foreign policy relies heavily on defense policies rather than peaceful tools  to prevent conflict before it…

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The next two years will see a large number of elections in African countries.  To better visualize the trends in African politics, the MCC Washington Office has created a map that highlights upcoming elections.  To view the full resource, click here. It is interesting to note that the nearly the entire Great Lakes region will…

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Through the voices of Haitians, the video explores the struggles in Haiti that led to the massive devastation following the January 12, 2010, earthquake and speaks of hopes for the future. A study guide offers opportunity for further discussion. Video: Disaster to Decentralization study guide – [en] [esp] [fr]

MCC has released an advocacy guide for Haiti. The widespread devastation caused by the earthquake was only possible as a result of economic injustice. Haiti has long been subjected to external interventions such as unjust international trade policies, onerous debt payments on debt acquired by the Duvalier dictatorships, military interventions and paternalistic charity that have perpetuated the nation’s…

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The MCC Washington Office website now includes resources, a faith reflection and policy suggestions on Haiti. Here’s an excerpt: The 7.3 magnitude earthquake that hit Haiti on January 12th, 2010 killed approximately 300,000 people, injured 300,000 more, displaced almost one million and resulted in the reverse migration of over 600,000 to the countryside. It is…

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